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The Mary McMahon Busch Nurse Training Fund: First-Year Impact

Nurses from Hospital da Criança e Maternidade in Brazil and their mentors from Mayo Clinic   One hundred and twenty-two nurses from India, Brazil and Malaysia received additional training last year, funded in part by gifts to the Mary McMahon Busch Nurse Training Fund. This fund was created at Children’s HeartLink last spring with gifts … Continued

ConocoPhillips China Supports Two Partner Hospitals

The cardiac team of our newest partner Qingdao Women and Children’s Hospital (China) and their mentors from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (England)   ConocoPhillips China renewed its funding for our partnerships with two hospitals in China. The subsidiary of the world’s largest independent E&P (exploration and production) company has been supporting our programs in China since … Continued

How Medical Volunteer Patsy Stinchfield Cultivates Culture of Safety

Patsy Stinchfield receives a plaque from Dr. Ulisses Croti in honor of our 10-year partnership. Also in the photo: Andreas Tsakistos, Children’s HeartLink country director. June, 2018   Surgeons, cardiologists, respiratory therapists, intensivists, anesthesiologists, scrub and ICU nurses – this is a long list, yet not a comprehensive list of specialists who are on our … Continued

New Guide Helps Clinicians with Fetal Heart Evaluation

We are proud that our work with the government of Kerala, the southwestern state in India, led to the implementation of prenatal screening programs. This new guide was a collaborative effort involving Children’s HeartLink, the National Health Mission, and Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. It’s designed to help clinicians improve … Continued

Tom Keller: Children’s HeartLink is Particularly Close to My Heart

Tom Keller (on the right) and board members in the 1970s   Throughout our 50-year history, Children’s HeartLink has had a number of dedicated friends who supported our work. Tom Keller, a retired attorney from Minneapolis, has been “one of the closest long-term friends the organization has had since its inception,” according to Children’s HeartLink … Continued

Get to Know Wade Jones, Director of Operations 

Wade: Growth is challenging. I enjoy that challenge and am excited to be a part of a mission to give more children access to heart care Wade with his family   What does a typical day at work look like?  I lead the finance, accounting, human resources, information technology and facility administration. As a support … Continued

Remembering Dr. Joe Kiser, Our Founder

Dr. Kiser with a young patient in the 1970s   It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Children’s HeartLink’s founder Joseph Kiser, M.D. Dr. Kiser, 86, died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife Laura and his little dog “Fred Kiser” by his side. … Continued

Fundraise for Children with Heart Disease 

Last year we served over 135,000 children with heart disease around the world, thanks to our supporters. With your help, we can reach even more children next year. It takes just minutes to start a fundraiser! You can raise money for your birthday, an athletic challenge/event, or for any reason or occasion that is important … Continued

Ezequiel: Before and After 

When Ezequiel was born at a small hospital in Brazil, no one realized that he was not in perfect health. His skin turned blue a few days after he was born, and he was suddenly very sick. He was sent to our partner hospital in Fortaleza, where he was diagnosed with a heart defect. Ezequiel had … Continued

Our Work To Improve Health Systems

Our medical team training to improve care for children with heart disease is not the only work we do to save lives. We also help to strengthen health systems in the countries where we work. India and Malaysia are two countries where we started engaging with health policymakers to advocate on behalf of children with heart … Continued